When he became a lawyer and opened a firm with Oliver Tambo.
When he kept it all together to reassure Winnie even when the family was falling apart.
When he understood that mental health was what kept him sane, so he put himself in dangerous situations to do it anyway.
When he led the ANC to win their case, despite having the odds against them as people who tried to “take down the government.”
When he stood up to guards for how him and other inmates were unfairly treated.
When he negotiated for what was right despite bribes any other man might’ve taken.
When he saw the bigger picture of unity all along and proved it when he became president of South Africa!